Go on an Art Scavenger Hunt
Scout the city using these fun ideas
By Gemma Alexander
rt museums are a lot more welcoming to children than they used to be, but for lots of kids (and parents, too) exploring a museum is not quite as much fun as exploring the outdoors. Fortunately, art doesn’t always live inside, especially in Seattle. Take the kids on an urban art hunt that’ll have them discovering, climbing and snapping photos in hidden corners all around the city.
Rainier Valley Art Interruptions In this series of temporary installations, seven artists celebrate the Rainier Valley. Between now and July 2019, find painted poles, decorated fences, portraits of community gardeners,
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multilingual sidewalk art and more distributed along the zigzagging length of 46th Avenue S. between Othello and Henderson streets.
Tunnel Portals Take a family bike ride on the Lake Washington Loop for a closer look than a glimpse from the freeway can give you of the bas-relief panels at the east portals of the Mount Baker Tunnel on Interstate 90. The portals, capturing Northwest Coast Native American motifs, were designed in 1940 by Seattle-born James Herbert Fitzgerald, considered the preeminent Northwest artist of his time.
‘Short Cut’ You can’t miss Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market, but kids will need parentmap.com • Family Adventure Guide • 15